Lt Hugh Stewart McCorquodale (Cross)

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Reference WMO268942

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St Sadwrn's Church

Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Lettering: Raised
About the memorial: Base, shaft and wheel cross. Inscription on one side of the plinth. Bosses and emblems of the Trinity on west face of cross. Figure of Christ in glory on east face of cross seated on clouds under a canopy with angels at his feet. St Mary and St John in central position. Virgin and Child at lower level.
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Cross: THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE / PEOPLE OF THIS PARISH IN MEMORY / OF HUGH STEWART McCORQUODALE / LIEUTENANT THORNEYCROFT'S MOUNTED / INFANTRY, YOUNGEST SON OF GEORGE / MCCORQUODALE OF GADLYS, WHO AT / THE CALL OF DUTY VOLUNTEERED FOR / ACTIVE SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA / AND FELL GALLANTLY FIGHTING ON / SPION KOP NATAL ON 24 JANUARY / 1900 AND WAS BURIED ON THE / FIELD OF BATTLE Base: BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL / GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE. GREATER LOVE / HAVE NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN / LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

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